Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Speaks of Equality

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Speaks of Equality

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"It's such a pleasure to have the opportunity to say a few words to you this morning. I know who you are. NLC members represent the red, white and blue in the United States. You represent every corner of this country. Congress is very much aware of your accomplishments," remarked Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, this year's Congressional City Conference Celebrate Diversity Breakfast keynote speaker.

Norton is Washington, D.C.'s non-voting delegate to the House of Representatives.

This year's breakfast event was cosponsored by NLC's six constituency groups. Founded and sponsored by the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO), the breakfast is jointly sponsored by all of the groups including Women in Municipal Government, the University Communities Caucus, the Hispanic Elected Local Officials, the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Local Officials and the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials.

"Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is a dynamic woman with very outstanding and impressive credentials. I am proud to call her my friend," said NLC President Anthony A. Williams in introducing Norton. "Among her many accomplishments, Congresswoman Norton has placed major emphasis on bringing home many unique economic benefits to her constituents. One noteworthy example is her bill that allows D.C. residents to attend any public U.S. college at low instate tuition or gives student $2,500 to attend certain private colleges."

In speaking to NLC delegates, Congresswoman Norton said, "You'll forgive me if I pass on the usual rhetoric of how important diversity is to the nation. …

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